Due to last week's snow and freezing weather, Elsa, the Ice Queen, was arrested and banned from Gilmer County! She was captured in front of North Georgia Diamond, at the Highland Crossing. The GCSO left her at the county line south of Gilmer County. A special thanks to Elsa (Rana Newton) and North Georgia Diamond for being great sports and agreeing to let Elsa come back next year and say, "Let it snow! Let it snow!!!!!" (Post and photo courtesy of the GCSO Facebook page).
FYN is happy to announce the winners of the "Let It Snow" Photo Contest. The many snow photos everyone submitted were wonderful. Thank you all for your snow pictures. The winners were selected by independent judges. Congratulations winners! [Read more »]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield County closed Friday 2/27.
Public Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties are closed Friday, February 27, 2015, due to icy road conditions, and the North Georgia Health District office in Dalton will delay opening to noon.
For updates, log onto www.nghd.org.
Residents from local counties in North Georgia were representing their community in the contest to be Mardi Gras in the Mountains King and Queen while raising some money for a good cause. [Read more »]
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North Georgia - Have you had your flu shot yet? Flu activity is high in Georgia and the peak of the flu season is still ahead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that unvaccinated people get vaccinated*. While some of the viruses spreading this season are different from those in the vaccine, vaccination can still provide protection and might reduce severe outcomes such as hospitalization and death.
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The Davis family has faced much opposition the last few months. Stacy Davis lost her sister-in-law, mother, and husband all within the span of a few months. Her husband was the provider for the family. Stacy was left to take care of herself, two sons, and grandson. A few days ago tragedy struck again. The Davis home was lost in a fire. Thankfully no one was injured, but everything was lost. We are asking that you search your heart and give to those that deserve to be lifted up in a time of great need.
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January is National Blood Donor Month (NBDM). Established in 1969 by President Richard Nixon, NBDM encourages first-time and regular donors to make a difference in their communities by scheduling an appointment to give blood every January, and regularly thereafter. [Read more »]